Wates Construction has appointed David Saville as Business Unit Director for the North West in a strategic move to grow its pipeline of major projects across the region.
David joins Wates from John Sisk and Son where he has been Regional Director for major projects since 2016, leading private sector development projects in the high rise residential and commercial sectors.
David’s appointment follows the promotion of Paul Dodsworth to Managing Director of Wates Construction North with a broadened remit of overseeing Wates’ operations in the North East, Yorkshire, North West and Cumbria.
The move to strengthen the North West senior leadership team comes as Wates eyes substantial growth across the region. Current projects include Star Academies’ £30m Eden Manchester and the new Liverpool Cruise Terminal Hotel, to which Wates was appointed through Major Works – UK, part of the Scape National Construction framework.
David, who has over 20 years’ industry experience, began his career with John Laing Construction after completing a degree in Construction Management at Nottingham Trent University in 1996.
He went on to spend 14 years with Laing O’Rourke holding health and safety and project leadership positions and was responsible for a number of high profile PFI, healthcare and education projects.
David will now lead the delivery of Wates’ project portfolio in the region as well as growing the contractor’s private sector project base in the commercial and high rise residential markets.
Paul Dodsworth, Managing Director of Wates Construction North, commented:
“Our reputation in the region has been built on our exceptional standards in project delivery, the breadth and diversity of our in-house capability and our financial stability in the industry.
There is a great deal of investment being made in new developments across the North West, projects to which our extensive expertise are very well suited. David’s experience will be invaluable in leading the growth of our business as we look to continue building on our success.”
“Wates has a well balanced portfolio of projects across the public and private sectors and I’m joining the business at a very exciting time as we seek to broaden our reach across our core markets.
Wates has a well established reputation as a leading contractor in the region and I very much look forward to leading the business and growing our project base across the North West.”
David is originally from Oldham and lives in Widnes with his wife and two children, 9 and 10 years.